Richert Takes 2nd Place Finish in France
David Richert survived the challenging wet weather conditions to earn a podium finish in the Ultimate Cup Series at Magny-Cours, France.
With rain and hail falling as cars were driving to the start of the race, Inter Europol Competition made a last-minute dash to switch Richert's car from dry to rain tires.
"I was picking pieces of ice out of the cockpit of my car as the team was changing tires. They only had a couple of minutes to make the switch so a huge thanks to Inter Europol Competition for that effort." -David Richert
After starting the race in near zero visibility, drivers began the difficult task of keeping their cars on track while pushing the limits of the conditions. By the finish, Richert was able to advance into 2nd place and earn his podium bottle of champagne.
"My goal for the weekend was to get comfortable with the race car again as it has been a few years since driving. It was a challenge as the weather conditions changed every single session but I was very happy with the progress and a good qualifying time. Then to finish 2nd in the wet was absolutely fantastic!" -David Richert
Richert finished Race 2 and Race 3 in positions 7th and 6th respectively.
At the conclusion of the weekend, Richert was also presented with the AUTO HEBDO TROPHY, an award from the French newspaper for a driver whose performance on and off the track has been judged remarkable.